Cotillion for Achievement

A leadership, professional development & scholarship program

The Cotillion for Achievement is a 501(c)(3) operated entirely by volunteers. Funding for all scholarships and professional development workshops are provided solely through donations. Because there are no paid staff, all donated funds go directly toward scholarships and professional development workshops.


$2,000 Awards for Distinguished Male and Female Award Recipients

$1,000 Awards for All Finalists

$35,000 Fundraising Goal

The Cotillion for Achievement has a $35,000 goal for this year's fundraising campaid to support the

Cotillion's Class of 2023 events, seminars, and scholarships

Cotillion's all-volunteer board recently earned the Gold Star Rating for financial transparency and best board practices. GuideStar is considered the gold standard for advising and rating nonprofits.

We’re also excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid!

Learn more about the Cotillion for Achievement on GuideStar

Cotillion for Achievement Finalists Gain More than a Scholarship


They Enhance Leadership & Social Skills

They Encourage Community Involvement

They Gain Unique Experiences

You Can Help

All Donations are Welcome!


  • Help outstanding area high school seniors continue their education, community involvement, and professional development.

  • $60 pays for supplies for one finalist's leadership and professional development activities

  • $100 pays for expenses associated with one finalist's attire or his/her family's attendance at the awards and recognition event

  • $800 generously pays for all 16 finalists' meals at the awards and recognition event

  • $1000 generously pays for one finalist's scholarship to the post-secondary institution of their choice

  • All donations directly benefit the 16 finalists

  • Designate the Cotillion for Achievement as your charity on Amazon Smile

  • Make your donation via PayPal or make checks payable to:

Cotillion for Achievement

PO Box 8323

St. Joseph, MO 64508


Cotillion for Achievement is a leadership development and scholarship program, focusing on developing leadership skills, honoring outstanding area high school seniors, and awarding them scholarships.

Copyright October 14, 2021

Cotillion for Achievement